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Gold in the San Francisco District Oatman, Mohave County, Arizona


I suspect detailed geological mapping and prospecting would lead to discovery of one or more overlooked gold deposits in the district even though it has been heavily prospected in the past.

Picks & Pans: Working the Ol' Paystreak


The bright yellow nugget caught my eye as I pulled the astroturf down the sluice box into the large plastic tub. I grabbed it from the mat, pretty much in shock because of its size.

Clarence King, Geologist


Clarence King was born in Rhode Island in 1842, the son of a businessman. His father died when he was 6, so he was raised by his mother. She wanted to have Clarence attend the very best schools, and even moved in order to have him in the best district. She gave him a magnifying glass on his 7th birthday, and this led to his discovery of fossil ferns in neighborhood rocks.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Comments needed from small-scale miners in Oregon
• News from the House and Senate
• Governor shows support for mining

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Oregon proposes to stop mining in “scenic” waterways
• More news from Oregon
• Interior Department finally back online
• Alaska DNR departures

Economic Impact of Mining in Alaska


The Alaska Miners Association recently released a report on the Economic Impact of Mining on Alaska. The numbers are impressive:

Picks & Pans: Basic Dry Washing Operations in Gold Placer Mining


Some of the advantages of dry washing operations are low overhead costs (inexpensive methods and equipment), and the fact that many mining operations can be conducted by one or two individuals.

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